• Clinic Information

    Contact Information

    Majonna Garcia

    Phone: 770-806-3885
    Email: majonna.garcia@gcpsk12.org

    8:00 am - 3:30 pm

    Clinic personnel supervise the administration of medications, access health care needs, and administer emergency first aid when appropriate. When students become ill or injured during the day, they should report it immediately to the teacher and request a pass to the clinic. Clinic personnel will contact parents as situations require. Please be sure to keep the school updated on current phone numbers.

    For the safety of all students at our school, the following guidelines should be followed when requesting administration of medications at school:
    1.  Only those medications required during school hours should be administered at school. Please check with your physician regarding the need for medications to be administered during school hours.
    2. All medications, both prescription and over-the-counter, must be accompanied by a completed Administration of Medication Request form and brought to the school clinic by an adult. Students may not transport medications to school.
    3. All medications must be in an original child-proof container. Prescription medications must be in their labeled prescription bottle. School staff will only administer medication according to the directions on the label.
    4. Any medications remaining at the end of the school year must be picked up or school staff will dispose of them.
    5. Students may only carry medication as prescribed by law with the required documentation. Please check with our school clinic worker if your child needs to carry emergency medications with them.


    Prescription Medications

    Taking medication during school hours is discouraged. Parents are asked to arrange medication schedules so that it is not necessary for medication to be taken at school. (Medications prescribed three times daily can often be given before school, after school, and at bedtime.) If the treating physician prescribes administration of medication at school, the parent/guardian must complete the Administration of Medication Request form (available from the clinic) and return it to school. The information on the form must be the same as that on the prescription container label. Knight ES will not accept medication sent to school in a baggie or any container other than the container provided by the pharmacy. The Administration of Medication Request form must be filled out and on file with the clinic. Students may not have medications in their possession or share these medications with others.

    Students with asthma and need an inhaler at school need to have an Asthma Management Plan. A student may possess and self-administer inhalers prescribed for him/her by their physician if the Asthma Management Plan has been signed by their physician. All other inhalers will be kept in the clinic.

    Please be sure to notify the clinic if your student needs an EpiPen at school. The Allergy Emergency Plan and Parents Request and Authorizations for Auto-Injectable Epinephrine Form need to be filled out. If Benadryl is needed for allergies, parents must provide it at school following the GCPS medication guidelines.


    When to keep my child home from school

    It is often a difficult task to decide whether to send your student to school in the morning if they complain of being sick. Here are some guidelines that we follow:

    COVID-19, Flu and RSV

    You can resume your normal activities when you meet both of these criteria for at least 24 hours:
    • Your symptoms are getting better overall, AND 
    • You have not had a fever (and are not using fever-reducing medication)

    Pinkeye/Conjunctivitis If your child’s eye is red and there is yellow or cloudy drainage, he/she should stay at home until symptoms are gone or once treatment begins.

    Scabies If your child has scabies, your child should stay home for 24 hours after treatment. Scabies is a contagious disease caused by a mite. Itching and a rash will be noted.

    Head Lice If your child has live lice, keep him home and treat, making sure all live lice are eliminated. Nit removal will need to be done daily as needed. Contact your school for more information.

    Chickenpox Your child should stay at home until all bumps are scabbed and no new bumps have shown up for two days. Since most students have been immunized against chickenpox, call your doctor if there are any questions regarding this diagnosis.

    Stomach Ache If your child complains of a stomach ache and says it hurts to move and he cannot eat, he should stay at home. If this is a continuous problem, you may need to call your child’s doctor.

    Persistent Ear Pain If ear pain is severe, keep your child home from school. If the ear pain is mild and he will not have difficulty concentrating in class, he may go to school.

    Impetigo If your child has impetigo (red, oozing blister areas with yellow-gold scabs on the body or face), he should stay home until active lesions are gone or after 24 hours on antibiotics.

    Other Contagious Illness: Please consult with a Health care provider if your child has any contagious illness and notify your child’s school immediately.

    • When there is doubt in your mind about sending your child to school, consult your child’s doctor.
    • Make sure that your child’s school knows how to reach you during the day. Remember to update your phone contact numbers throughout the school year.